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  • Wednesday, July 30 - Sunday, August 3
    Euryanthe
    Carl Maria Von Weber's opera w/American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein. Kevin Newbury (Die Liebe der Danae, SummerScape 2011) directs this rare staging of this Romantic-era opera that's been unjustly neglected. Sung in German with English subtitles. Tkts $25–$95; Fri at 7pm, Wed & Sun at 2pm. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 3
    Les Miserables
    The epic story of shattered dreams, passion and redemption, set against the backdrop of a nation in revolution. An Up In One Production produced by Diana di Grandi, directed & choreographed by Kevin Archambault w/music direction by Matthew Woolever. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $27/$25. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 3
    Wassaic Project Summer Festival
    Multidisciplinary, cutting edge yet family friendly celebration of art, music & community featuring over 100 artists, 25 bands, poetry readings, dance performances, film screenings, & more. Check web for times. Phone: 347-815-0783. Email: hello@wassaicproject.org. Url: http://wassaicproject.org.

  • Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 3
    Ray Bradbury's Short Stories
    Enacted by the creative young actors of Cocoon's summer workshop. $15; at 7pm on Fri, Sat and Sun; Matinees at 1pm on Sat & Sun. Reserve seats—space limited. Phone: 845-876-6470. Email: msanmillan@aol.com. Url: http://cocoontheatre.org.

  • Saturday, August 2
    One World, Many Rhythms
    Bagpiper. 4pm. Url: http://oklibrary.org.

  • Saturday, August 2
    Gaia Roots World Music Ensemble
    In partnership with Operation Unite; folkloric Afro-Caribbean and West African sounds. Free & open to the public at 7pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, August 2
    Opening for Water
    Exhibit featuring all mediums. 5pm–7pm. Phone: 845-758-6575. Email: redhookcan@gmail.com. Url: http://rhcan.com.

  • Saturday, August 2
    Extreme Ballet Showcase
    Students from Session II of Kaatsbaan's renowned summer ballet intensive present their work, public invited. Free of charge. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Saturday, August 2
    Dancing in the Square
    Dance under the stars to the hot jazz and early swing music of the 1920s and 30s with New Orleans' Bad Penny Pleasuremakers. Dine al fresco. For all ages. 7–10pm. Url: http://Villageofkinderhook.org.

  • Thursday, August 7
    Joseph Luzzi : My Two Italies
    Join local author and Bard professor Joe Luzzi as he reads from his new book. Refreshments and book signing to follow; at 7pm. Phone: 845-757-3771. Email: tivolilibrary@gmail.com. Url: http://tivolilibrary.org.

  • Friday, August 8 - Sunday, August 10
    Les Miserables
    The epic story of shattered dreams, passion and redemption, set against the backdrop of a nation in revolution. An Up In One Production produced by Diana di Grandi, directed & choreographed by Kevin Archambault w/music direction by Matthew Woolever. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $27/$25. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, August 8 - Sunday, August 10
    Schubert and His World
    Weekend 1 of Bard Music Festival, The Making of a Romatic Legend. Friday: Concert at 8pm, "The Legacy of a Life Cut Short." Saturday: Panel from 10am–noon, "Invention and Reinvention: Who was Schubert?" Program ll at 1:30pm in Olin Hall, "From Boy to Master: The Path to Erlkonig." Special Event at 5pm in Olin Hall: "The Song Cycle as Drama: Winterreise." Program lll at 8pm: "Mythic Transformations." Sunday: Program lV at 10am in Olin Hall, "Goethe and Music: The German Lied." Program V at 1:30pm in Olin Hall, "Before Unspeakable Illness." Program Vl at 5:30 pm in the Fisher Center, "Schubert and Viennese Theater." Preconcert talks precede most events. Tkts $25–$75. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, August 8
    Community-Wide Celebration
    Sponsored by Tivoli's summer reading program. BBQ dinner & family-friendly music by the T. McCann Band. Free and open to public at 6pm. Phone: 845-757-2021. Email: tivoliprograms@gmail.com. Url: http://tivoliny.org.

  • Sunday, August 10
    Hudson's Jazzworks
    8th annual performance. 3:30pm (free pre-concert talk at 3pm). $10/$8/students free. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Thursday, August 14
    Hudson River Journey
    For ages 13–18 w/ Capt. Stan & environmental educator Fran Martino: learn how to read the river and use navigation tools. Space limited so pre-register. 10am–12pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Friday, August 15 - Sunday, August 17
    Les Miserables
    The epic story of shattered dreams, passion and redemption, set against the backdrop of a nation in revolution. An Up In One Production produced by Diana di Grandi, directed & choreographed by Kevin Archambault w/music direction by Matthew Woolever. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $27/$25. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, August 15 - Sunday, August 17
    Schubert and His World
    Weekend II of Bard Music Festival, "A New Aesthetic of Music." Friday: Special events at the Bitó Conservatory Building; at 3pm: "The Path toward a Grand Symphony: Schubert's Octet"; and at 5pm: "Schubert's Kosegarten Liederspiel." Program Vll at 8pm, "Beethoven's Successor?" Saturday: Panel II from 10am–noon, "Music's 'Far Fairer Hopes.'" Program VIII at 1:30pm in Olin Hall, "The Music of Friendship." Program lX at 8pm in the Fisher Center: "Late Ambitions." Sunday; Program X at 10am in Olin Hall, "Fellowship of Men: The Male Choral Tradition." Program XI at 1:30pm in Olinn Hall, "The Final Months." Program Xll at 4:40pm in the Fisher Center's Sosnoff Theater, "Schubert and Opera." Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Saturday, August 16
    Uncle Rock
    Robert Burke Warren, aka Uncle Rock, returns w/his multi-generational "rock for all ages" (the Beatles, the Ramones, Woody Guthrie, etc.) $10/$8 $6. At 10am. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Sunday, August 17
    Antique Car Show
    Antique cars will be tooling around the grounds of Montgomery Place. $10, includes a house tour (free for members) 9am–4pm. Phone: 914-631-8200x637. Email: rschweitzer@hudsonvalley.org. Url: http://hudsonvalley.org.

  • Monday, August 18
    One World, Many Rhythms
    Latin jazz/salsa. 4pm. Url: http://oklibrary.org.

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

An architectural firm founded in 1971 with offices in Dutchess County and New York City, providing contemporary, award-winning site-specific residential designs: new houses, additions, renovations and interiors. See our website and/or call for brochure.

116 West 72 St. 16th floor, New York

Practice yoga in our beautiful studio located in the heart of Rhinebeck Village. We offer a Very Beginner series four times a year, plus ongoing classes for all levels, Chair Yoga at the Starr Library, Restorative yoga, special workshops, teacher training certification and private instruction. Visit our schedule online or check for regular updates on Facebook.

6400 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck
845-876-2528

Rhinebeck Bank, a community bank with 11 branches conveniently located throughout the mid-Hudson Valley, offers a full line of personal and commercial banking products. Insurance and investments are also available through Brinckerhoff & Neuville and New Horizons Asset Management Group. For more information call 845-454-8555, option 3, or visit them at our website. Rhinebeck Bank also features complimentary gallery space for BACA artists at their Beacon Branch and gallery space for their customers at their Rhinebeck Branch.

Located in Rhinebeck and throughout the mid-Hudson Valley
845-454-4555

Helping others manage anxiety, sadness and other problems of living. Trained in cognitive therapy and clinical hypnosis to teach skills that last a lifetime.   Providing an active and results oriented experience including learning meditative techniques and self hypnosis for increased control.  Go to website for more info, or call or email.

Office in Red Hook, NY. 

87 E. Market St Suite 201, Red Hook
845-752-3377

An elegant rustic hideaway and working horse farm (with two donkeys!) on 40 acres. Sweeping pastoral views, rooms with fireplaces and jacuzzis, woodland walking trails, private decks, and great hospitality. All private baths and A/C. Farm-to-table breakfasts and dessert table complimentary with your stay. Weekday discounts for seniors.

52 Pells Rd., Rhinebeck
845-876-6838

All your Indian favorites: curries, tandooris, vindaloos, vegetarian and meat favorites, breads and appetizers.

28 E. Market St, Red Hook
845-758-2666

Evoke Style in downtown Rhinebeck specializes in easy chic women’s fashion—from clothing and shoes to leather goods, belts, jewelry, gifts, and more, we aim to provide wardrobe treasures that are as unique and classic as they are beautiful and luxurious.

6406 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck
845-516-4150

Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, deli, cheese shop, gourmet grocery, delectable baked goods. Garden center, nursery, houseplants. Thousands of annuals and perennials grown on our family farm. Family owned since 1919.

1560 Rt. 9W, Kingston
845-336-6300

Our company has ranked 8th in dollar sales for 2 years in a row out of 150 companies belonging to the Mid Hudson Multiple Listing Service. Our offices, located in Millbrook and Rhinebeck, specialize in country and village properties in Dutchess and Columbia Counties.

51-3 East Market St, Rhinebeck
845-876-6676

Save money on taxes. Reduce property maintenance costs. Create an agricultural assessment. Eliminate expensive brush hogging. Convert your woodlands and overgrown pastures into hay production or other agricultural uses. We will perform all phases of land preparation, including drainage, excavation, fencing, planting, as well as cutting at no expense to landowner. Please call for free property consultation and estimates.

129 Yantz Rd., Red Hook
845-532-2152

Northern Dutchess Art Studio Views 2014: Saturday & Sunday August 30–31 from 11am to 5pm.The 7th annual Art Studio Views event is a free, self-guided open studio tour showcasing the talents of 25 local artists whose studios are in Tivoli, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Hyde Park, and Staatsburg. Grab your GPS over Labor Day weekend to enjoy a drive through the beautiful countryside for a unique opportunity: visiting a working artist in their creative environment. The artists on the tour work in various mediums and styles: photography, paintings (oil & watercolor), printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture. All artwork is available for purchase directly from the artist. Support our artists and the sponsors who support the arts. Our map and brochure will be available throughout the towns and online.


On display in the gallery from June 7 to July 7: Topographies: Mapping History & Time; w/works by Kate Katomski & Joanne Lobotsky. Reception on on 6/7 from 6–8pm. From July 13 to August 31: Essence of the Valley. Reception on 7/19 from 5–7pm. On June 30: Ronstadt Generations Concert.

The Rhinebeck Courtyard 43 E. Market St., Suite 2, Rhinebeck
845-516-4435

Got rot? Home improvements & repairs of all types, painting & staining. Historic restoration specialist. Furniture restoration. Serving the Hudson Valley since 1986. Fully insured.

Elizaville
845-756-2788

Local growers noted for the high quality and extraordinary variety of our greenhouse stock, we welcome all of you, Garden Meisters, Plant Nuts and Perennial Lovers, to indulge yourselves from late April through September.

389 Salisbury Tpk, Rhinebeck
845-876-2953

Specializing in non-chemical treatment of water and bacterial elimination. Drinking water and municipal treatment available. Commercial and residential treatment available. Rentals and financing plans offered. The standard of excellence in water treatment since 1973.

1888 Rt. 9W, PO Box 239, Lake Katrine
845-876-4489 or 845-336-4353

AboutTown Ulster: PO Box 474, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845-691-2089  EMAIL US
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